REFILE - CORRECTING SPELLING OF LOCATION WHERE PICTURE WAS TAKEN The future USS Freedom (LCS 1), the first ship in the U.S. Navy's new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class, undergoes builder's trials on Lake Michigan near Marinette, Wisconsin in this picture taken July 28, 2008. LCS is a focused-mission ship designed to defeat threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. The 378-foot future USS Freedom is being designed and built by a Lockheed Martin-led industry team. Picture taken July 28.   REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Lockheed-Martin/Handout   (UNITED STATES).  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
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7. LCS Freedom (USA)- $637 million

The USS Freedom Class is the first of two dramatically different LCS designs being produced. USS Freedom is designed to be a fast, maneuverable and networked surface combatant that is a semi-planing steel monohull with an aluminum superstructure. The design incorporates a large reconfigurable seaframe to allow rapidly interchangeable mission modules, a flight deck with integrated helicopter launch, recovery and handling system and the capability to launch and recover boats (manned and unmanned) from both the stern and side.


LCS Independence
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8. LCS Independence (USA) – $704 million

The design for Independence (LCS 2) is based on a proven high-speed trimaran (Benchijigua Express) hull. This trimaran hull will enable the ship to reach sustainable speeds of nearly 50 knots.


Holland (Netherlands) frigate
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9. Holland (Netherlands) – $169 million

The Holland-class offshore patrol vessels are new oceanic patrol vessels for the Royal Netherlands Navy. They are designed to fulfill patrol and intervention tasks against lightly armed opponents, such as pirates and smugglers, but much higher level electronic and radar surveillance roles with great capabilities for military stabilization and security roles.



  1. maganda yong arleigh burke class destroyer peru masyadong mahal.. ok! na itong incheon class ng south korea mura at maraming karga na weapons..

  2. The Philippines can forget it. Almost all the ships listed are unaffordable. They need to start with 2nd hand ships like the Chilean Navy and build up from there.

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